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The UT Arlington School of Architecture does not endorse any particular computer manufacturer, brand or vendor.

Any laptop computer meeting the minimum requirements set out in this section is acceptable for use by qualified students. Because there are differences in operating systems specified in this document, students seeking to run application software such as AutoCAD Student Edition are requested to read this section and Section V. General Software Specification of this document with care.

As the specification emphasizes performance over any particular manufacturer or brand, please note that two standards (required and preferred) are often specified.

HARDWARE COMPONENT MININUM RECOMMENDED
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
Processor (iSeries Intel) i5 dual core i7 dual core
Memory 16GB 32GB
Hard Drive 250GB SSD 500GB or more SSD
Video Card**

2GB or more

NVIDA GTX or AMD RX

4GB or more

NVIDA Quardo or ATI FirePro

Screen Size 13-15 inch 14-17 inch
Optical Media Drive (optional) DVD+/-RW DVD+/-RW
Peripheral Connectivity USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Warranty 3 Year 4 Year + Accidental Damage

*Autodesk Certified Graphics Hardware

*Recommended LUMION Graphic Card